Images and minor details about the new 2014 Citroen C1 have been released ahead of the car’s official debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
New model linesThe new Citroen C1 looks a lot different than its previous model with its compact exterior dimensions. The model measures 3.46m long, 1.62m wide and 1.45m tall and a turning circle of 4.80m. Boot space is rated at 196 litres and when the rear seats are folded, boot capacity increases to 780 litres.
The French model will be sold in three- and five-door body styles as well as an open-top with the "Airscape" nameplate and a roll-back fabric roof.
There are eight body colours including black, grey, brown white, blue and red says the automaker. It also comes with 14-inch or 15-inch wheel covers and 15-inch alloys.
Brightly coloured interiors underline the car’s dynamic character, such as on the dashboard, the multimedia panel, air vent trim and gear lever base, while the door panels include body-coloured inserts.
The Citroen C1 will also be available with a seven-inch Touch Drive Interface, together with Mirror Screen technology which allows the motorist to copy smartphone content onto the interface for easy display and control. Optional features include keyless entry and drive, reversing camera and hill-start assist.
Engine line-upA choice of two petrol engines will be available from launch. One of them is the 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol VTi 82 unit makes 61 kW/118 Nm with a claimed fuel consumption of 4.3-litres/100km and 99g/km CO2 emissions.
According to the French automaker, weighing just 840 kg, and shipping with new-generation petrol engines, the new 2014 Citroen C1 ranks among the best in class for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Citroen will unveil its new C1 at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show in March, and will apparently arrive here in South Africa in September 2014 with both new engines.